Deva Matha Academy of Science and Religion (DEMASAR)
Deva Matha College
Kuravalingad, Kottayam, Kerala
Deva Matha Academy of Science and Religion is an association of research-oriented, socially committed, religiously inspired, scientifically enlightened professors, research scholars, academicians, theologians and sincere seekers of truth – irrespective of caste, creed, politics, or religion. The members of this Academy seek reconciliation between science and religion, reason and faith. The group reaches out to students and teachers within the college and into the local population to involve members of the area seminaries and established faith communities of Christians, Hindus, Muslims ,and interested laypersons. Plans include regular seminars, group interaction, extension lectures, exhibitions, symposia, retreats, and cultural activities. Some topical considerations include scientific and religious concepts of ethics and values; eco-spirituality and world religions; religion and the world of mathematics; biodiversity; scientific, religious, personal, and global integration. The Academy also founded and supports a library for use by all members and oversees the publication of seminar topics and research papers on science and religion. A major public event, dubbed a “Cultural Fest” invites colleges, secondary education and school students to participate and highlights the value of science and religion dialogue.